Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Where I'm headed for Thanksgiving....and a few other things!

The mountains!! My family has a cabin about 2 hours from where we live so we'll be heading up there for Thanksgiving and I'm really excited! Eating lots of good food, beautiful scenery, a crackling fire, and being surrounded by the people I love! I think that sounds like a pretty perfect Thanksgiving!

These pictures were taken a good two years ago!


(image from google images)

Okay so I have to put my Twilight 2 cents in and say that I wasn't all that impressed. I think my surroundings had a huge affect on the actual movie, there were so many teenage girls screaming and giggling the whole time that it took away from the movie and then I dragged hubby with me who kept looking at me every two minutes like I had lost mind!!! Needless to say he did not care for the movie at all! However he did find amusement in yelling and getting all of the teenage girls wound up even more than they were.

I'm definitely going to rent it when it comes out on DVD and give it another try.

I got this award from Pink is My Signature Color!

The rules are:

~Pass it along to 5 other fabulous blogs

1. The Bona Fide Preppy Bride

2. The Prep-E Girl

3. Everyday Love

4. The Pink Chick

5. Running Just as Fast as I Can

-List your 5 fabulous addictions

1. My pearls - I wear them almost daily

2. I'm addicted to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and can't wait to watch it Thursday!

3. Blogs!!! I am addicted - I could sit here all day and do nothing but read peoples blogs!

4. My wedding pictures - I've been going through them almost on a daily basis because I'm going to be giving them out as Christmas presents this year to some of my family memebers!

5. Mark. I-Sheer Hook up Creamy Eye Shadow in Glacee! I love it!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Honeymoon - Part II

The second day of our honeymoon we literally did nothing but relax and lay by the pool! It was FANTASTIC!!!
I got Fried Conch for lunch and really liked it. If you like calamari (which I do) then I think you'll like this. It was yummy!The birds around the resort would come right up to you because they were always getting fed!

We went to the hibachi resturant for dinner and it was really good!! We enjoyed the chef's even more than the food they were so entertaining!

I jumped onto one of the alcoves and pretended to be one of the Greek statues! : )

When we got back to our room my mom and dad had sent us Chocolate Covered Strawberries!! They're so sweet and thoughtful!! It was such a nice little surprise!

We ate the strawberries and then headed back out to wonder around the resort and ended....this is me posing in front of poseidon.

One of the beautiful Greek statues!

Hubby and I

This was right outside of the irish pub, the furniture was actually shipped over from Ireland and Scotland!

The King and Queen! haha

And I'm pooped!!!! Another great day in paradise!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Awards always make my day ya'll!! I got these two from Elizabeth over at no worries WYNN in love I just love reading her blog and seeing what she's posting about! Thank you sweet lady!!!
The Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:
~ inspires you
~ makes you smile and laugh
~ or maybe gives amazing information
~ a great read
~ has an amazing design
~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!
The rules of this award are:
* Put the logo on your blog or post.
* Nominate at least 5 blogs that for you are Uber Amazing!
* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.
I nominate the following people for both awards:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A little Christmas Shopping!

My mom and I went Christmas Shopping this past Saturday in Williamsburg and we had to go to the Yankee Candle store, which we both LOVE, and use the great coupons we got!!! We did the buy two get two free. Here are the two that I picked out!!
I love the Jack Frost scent! It's peppermint and vanilla, smells so good!And then the buttercream is so yummy!!!
I decided it was time to get rid of my halloween yankee candle air freshener and got these delicious scented ones!
(photos courtesy of Yankee Candle)

So after going there we went to a couple of other places and got some good stuff. But I can't tell you about it in case hubby is reading. I told him I had a blog and he found it!!!! Tricky tricky!!


Here are a couple of pics from my best friend's wedding that was weekend before last! She was a beautiful bride and we had such a good time at the reception! I'll post more photos soon! And wait until you see what she gave us for our gifts!!

She had 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen and 3 ushers! BIG wedding party!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Our Honeymoon - Part I

On the plane and very happy and excited to be heading to the Bahamas!!

View of the Bahamas from the plane!

Beautiful blue skies and palm trees....I'm lovin it!

Hubby enjoying the resort pool!
One of the swim up bars and hot tub!
Having dinner at the pub...one of the resturants at the resort

Me after 1 - 2...okay maybe I'm on my third voddie tonic in this picture! I'm very content at this point : )
All in all a pretty good first honeymoon day!

Man oh man I wish I was back there now!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cookie Swap!!!

I'm so excited about this!

Monogram Chick is hosting a Cookie Swap and I can't wait to start baking some cookies!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Getting into the Holiday Spirit!

I'm really getting into the holiday spirit now! With the wedding done and Thanksgiving right around the corner I'm starting to think about what I'm going to do for Christmas. So I thought I'd share something really great with you!

A couple of years ago I commented on how cute my sister-in-laws wrapping paper was and she told me about how she bought all of her Christmas wrapping paper from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital website ......not only do they donate 100% of the profits, after all the expenses are paid, to the research hospital but the wrapping paper you purchase is actually art work done by the children at St. Jude's!
I just thought that was the neatest thing and what a wonderful way to spend your money.....you're going to buy wrapping paper anyway, how great to be able to help this cause at the same time!
They also have these really cute ornaments as well! They'd make a great co-worker gift!

(All images from the St. Jude's website)

And how cute are these little cheese spreaders.......so if you're having trouble thinking of what to get someone you should definitely check the site out, they've got some great stuff and it'll make you feel good too! : )

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Fun Shower Game and an Award!

Good Morning! My wonderful Maid of Honor gave me all of her pictures that she took of my shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and after party!!! So while I wait for the pro pics to come in I'll share with you some of the pictures she gave me!

One of the fun games that we played at my first shower was the toilet paper bride! It was hilariously funny!

Here I am getting rolled!

Side profile.....don't you just love my veil?

My girlfriend Crystal was such a good sport! They're making her veil.

Finished product with the veil!

Here's the winner! Don't ask me where they got the ornaments from! Ha!

Group shot!

Group shot with veil down!

It was seriously a fun game, I highly recommend it!


I got this award from Simple Yet Classic, Pink is My Signature Color, and In My Over Active Head thanks so much sweet ladies!! ~ Love your blogs! ~ If you haven't checked them out you definitely should!

I'm giving this award to the following great blogs!!

Kiss My Pink Tiara

Biology Gal

A Hokie & A Wahoo

A Belle and Her Beau

Carolina Girl

Here are the rules!

1. Post the award on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award.

3. Link the originating post here

4. Pass the award on to 5 deserving people

5. Post these rules for your recipients

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Why Thank You.....

I got this idea from The Preppy Wedding and thought it was such a cute unique thing to do that I had to borrow it.

It was the easiest thing to make the "Thank" "You" signs. All I did was print the words in Edwardian Script IT font and the font size was 350, nothing too fancy. Then I went to Michael's and bought a black piece of poster board for like 50 cents and then used little glue dots to stick the "thank you's" to it.

I went to Vista Print and ordered the note cards and uploaded the photo above to the card and then cropped it to have the finished product below. It ended up costing less then $40 and it really adds that extra special touch! ; )